Living on the Water

Experience a wide variety of bird, mammal and marine animal mounts depicted in elaborate scenes, as well as actual boats and models of ships and other large marine vessels.

Hall of Ancient Life

The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Hall of Ancient Life greets visitors as the first exhibit gallery with a vast assortment of fascinating displays of ancient creatures and modern science.


Experience towering dinosaur skeletons in the Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life.

Wednesday, May 6
Homeschool Wednesdays -

Science and engineering programs specifically designed for home school students

Saturday, May 9
Science Saturdays: Bug Bash! -

Join us every 2nd Saturday from May through August 2015 for "Science Saturdays." Meet museum curators, view fascinating collections, and learn about current and upcoming research!

Thursday, May 14
2nd Thursday Science Talks -

Join us every second Thursday of each month through May 14, 2015 for special presentations delivered by VMNH curators, VMNH researchers, as well as VMNH research associates.  Each topic covers a unique field of science from paleontology to archaeology to human health.

Dr. Alex Hastings named assistant curator of paleontology

After an exhaustive, international search, the Virginia Museum of Natural History announces the hiring of Dr. Alex Hastings as assistant curator of paleontology.

Dr. Casey elected District Director of NSTA

Dr. Dennis A. Casey was elected District VIII Director of the National Science Teachers Association.

Huffmon Trout Notecards now available for purchase

The museum is pleased to now offer the Huffmon Trout Notecard series available for purchase at the museum and the museum's online store.

"Doodle Bugs!" brings world's wonders to early learning

From dinosaur bones to turtles to teepees, "Doodle Bugs!" brings the wonder of natural history to children ages 3 to 5.

The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia's natural heritage
within a global context in ways that are relevant to all citizens of the Commonwealth.